United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has proposed to increase its filing fees for family-based immigrant visas and naturalization applications in 2020. Below are examples of the proposed fee increases.
Spouse and Family-Based Immigrant Visas:
Filing fees are scheduled to increase a nominal 3.74 percent from US$535 to US$550. Meanwhile, USCIS will decrease its processing fees for adjustment of status/green card applications 1.74 percent from US$1,140 to US$1,120.
Filing fees for those seeking to become U.S. citizens through naturalization are expected to increase 82.81 percent from US$640 to US$1,170. However, USCIS has proposed to remove the US$85 biometric processing fees reducing the total naturalization increase to 61.38 percent.
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